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Windows Live Mail and IMAP

decomplexity
Rising Star
Posts: 493
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Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Windows Live Mail and IMAP

Using WLM* with an IMAP account: when I delete a received email from the Inbox, the email vanishes completely. Poufff...gone.
Following normal IMAP practice, I had expected that it would either stay in the Inbox and be marked (with a deleted 'X' tag and strikethrough) or be moved to the Deleted box (again probably with a Delete tag), depending on whether the 'use the deleted items folder for IMAP accounts' option was ticked (in Tools / Options / Advanced tab).
Immediate deletion happens irrespective of whether either or both of the ' Empty messages from the Deleted items folder on exit' and 'Purge deleted messages when leaving IMAP folders' are set (in Tools / Options / Advanced / Maintenance).
A similar setup against the same PN mailbox using Outlook Express or Outlook 2003 works correctly.
Have any other WLM users experienced this?
* - build 14.0.80604.0206 and later running on on Win XP SP3
Zen from May 17. PN Business account from 2004 - 2017
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pierre_pierre
Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: Windows Live Mail and IMAP

Using Thuderbird via XP SP3 on one machine and this a Linux netbook, it moves it to the deleted sub box